Micralite GetGo pushchair review
(£150 for carrycot)
In a nutshell
A versatile pushchair with excellent all-terrain handling and and a super quick fold – but extra accessories like a carrycot do come at an additional cost
What we tested
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- Comfort for child
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- Worth the money
4.7A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.
- 4-wheel suspension, all-terrain handling, puncture-proof wheels, one-hand fold, compact, travel system compatible
- Carrycot bounces on rough terrain, carrycot sold separately
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The GetGo travel system is the latest offering by Micralite, a company that prides itself on creating innovative, easy-to-use products for parents always on the go. Launched in 1990 with the Fastfold stroller, Micralite joined forces with Silver Cross in 2018.
As the brand’s only 3-in-1 travel system, the GetGo is billed as ‘the one that does it all’ by Micralite. The first stroller in its collection to have the option of a carrycot (sold separately), it’s also compatible with 2 Silver Cross car seats.
Priced at just under £500, it’s a mid-range option for a pushchair and its multi-terrain handling certainly bumps up its desirability, with puncture proof tyres, 4-wheel suspension, lockable swivel wheels and a one-touch break.
Dominique is a first-time mum who tested the GetGo with her 7-week-old baby daughter, Phoebe, in and around East Sussex on plenty of bumpy, uneven pavements and grassy, muddy areas.
What were your first impressions of the Micralite GetGo?
I was struck by the high-quality materials and could immediately see what a stylish system the GetGo is.
How does it compare to similar buggies?
The BabyStyle Oyster 3 has become a firm favourite amongst parents due to its stylish design that resembles a much pricier travel system. At £499, it’s the same price as the Micralite GetGo, and shares many features – it has a similar age range from birth to 20kg and has a lie-flat seat unit that can be used with a newborn, or an optional carrycot (£169). It’s not as compact or light as the GetGo, weighing a hefty 11.7kg, but it does stack up against it, with its puncture-proof wheels and all-round suspension.
With it's excellent all-terrain handling and quick one-hand fold, there's also similarities between the GetGo and the Joie Versatrax. While the Versatrax comes in cheaper, with the full travel system coming to £490, it is slightly heavier than the GetGo at 11.7kg.
The Cybex Balios S Lux also boasts all-wheel suspension for better handling, and the pushchair unit comes in slightly cheaper at £400. But like the GetGo you'll have to purchase a separate carrycot, if you want a cosier seat for your newborn.
How easy is it to build the Micralite GetGo?
The chassis and carrycot were easy and quick to assemble once I’d worked out the instructions. As with many other prams and flat-pack items, the instructions are a series of diagrams with nothing to explain what each part is. It would be handy to have a few words just so you know where you are and what each part is.
For example, I would not have known about the extendable sunshade had I not read there was one beforehand. Both the carrycot and pushchair seat simply click into the chassis.
How comfortable is the carrycot?
The GetGo carrycot is sold separately (£150 from Micralite), which is not ideal, but is fairly common for pushchairs that have a lie-flat seat suitable from birth such as the Babystyle Oyster 3. You can also purchase it in a bundle for £645. Carrycots over a cosy and flat environment for your newborn, and you can have them facing you – but they do bump up the price.
The Micralite GetGo carrycot is suitable from birth up to 6 months old or until your baby weighs 9kg. It has a breathable antibacterial bamboo fabric liner with an integrated firm mattress and plenty of space for a growing baby. Despite the compact nature of the GetGo, the carrycot is very roomy and I would expect my daughter to be able to use it until she’s around 6 months old.
My daughter seemed comfortable when she was in the carrycot and slept through most of our journeys. It is worth noting that unlike some carrycots, the Micralite GetGo is also suitable for occasional overnight sleeping.
Its handle is a copper vegan leather to match the handlebar and the whole look of the pram is super stylish.
The carrycot also has an easy to use a zip-on apron, however, I felt it did not provide enough coverage for my little one and it could do with being slightly longer, especially for use in colder weather.
The hood has a ventilation panel for extra air flow on hot days and the material provides UPF50 protection. It also clicks into place so there’s no danger of it slipping down while in use and can be lowered by pressing the buttons on either side. There is also a handy zipped pocket to store essentials such as your mobile phone and keys.
How easy is it to take the carrycot on and off the Micralite GetGo?
With a weight of 3.5kg, the carrycot is easy to lift and remove from the chassis with a simple pull of the back lever while you lift the handle in the hood. To reattach, it simply clicks back into place.
How comfortable is the seat unit?
The padded seat for the pushchair looks extremely comfortable and I liked the way it can be moved into a lie-flat position with one simple lift of the lever at the top of the seat. It can be either parent or world facing, and this is easy to change with a simple click.
The reversible bamboo liner zips off for easy cleaning, plus there is a 5-point padded safety harness to make sure baby is secure and comfortable. There is an adjustable calf support as well as a vegan leather bumper bar, which adds to the overall stylish look of the pushchair.
How do the wheels perform on the Micralite GetGo?
At first glance I thought the wheels looked far too small and compact to handle rough terrain, but I was pleasantly surprised as they glided over uneven ground with ease.
The 4-wheel suspension absorbed bumps, plus the swivel wheels are lockable making the pram easy to manoeuvre. The wheels are also puncture proof providing extra peace of mind.
How does it handle different terrain?
The Micralite GetGo glided over smooth surfaces and handled the bumpy, muddy pavements of my local area very well. I found my previous pram quite heavy to push up hills and steep kerbs, but this was not a problem with the GetGo.
It felt very sturdy and the puncture proof tyres handled different terrains such as cobbled streets and grass easily. I had no problem cutting across the park on the grass instead of using the path, even when it was particularly muddy.
The 4-wheel suspension was impressive, and the wheels can also be locked into place. My only criticism was I found that the carrycot was very shaky as we went over bumpy ground.
How do you fold the buggy?
Folding the buggy is super easy – Micralite profess the GetGo has a ‘one motion, one-second fold’ and I’d say it’s not far off.
To fold with the seat unit attached (parent or world facing) or with the carrycot removed:
- Adjust the handlebar to its lowest setting, push the hood back and make sure the brake is on
- Slide the 2 black buttons on the handlebar towards you
- Collapse the chassis all the way down until you hear a click
The buggy is also freestanding once folded, which is handy for easy storage.
How compact is the Micralite GetGo when folded?
When folded with the seat unit, it measures H76cmxW59cmxD38cm, which compared to the wider market of travel systems is fairly compact. When pitted against its closest competitors, there’s not that much in it – it's GetGo is marginally bigger than the Babystyle Oyster 3 and Cybex Balios L Lux, but smaller than the Joie Versatrax.
How easy was it to get into your car boot?
It easily fitted into my car boot. It is also simple to lift – with the seat unit the whole system weighs just 9.6kg and leaves plenty of room in my boot. The carrycot is a slightly different story – you have to remove it first, so it’s quite cumbersome to throw in the car along with the chassis, but still doable.
How sturdy is the chassis?
What really marks the Micralite GetGo apart is its light yet sturdy frame, which strikes the balance between feeling reliable, durable and safe, yet light enough to be hassle-free and easy-to-use.
It also looks great and I liked how the matt silver finish offset the black and copper materials of the buggy. After 2 weeks of thorough use, there were no scratches on the frame.
How easy is it to adjust the handlebar?
The adjustable telescopic handle has 9 height positions and it’s easy to change and click into place, making the GetGo great to use whatever your height. You simply flick open the white catches, pull to adjust and snap back to secure.
I’m 5’7” and found the highest setting perfect for me. My partner is taller but also found it comfortable to push. The vegan leather used also makes the handlebar extremely comfortable to hold.
How large is the hood on the Micralite GetGo?
The extendable hood offers great coverage and is made with UPF50 fabric for extra sun protection, and it has a zip out air flow panel for use in warmer weather.
Another nifty feature is the full-length pull-out sunshade with magnetic fastening. I also liked the viewing window at the top of the hood and handy zipped pouch to keep your essentials in easy reach.
How effective are the brakes?
The brakes are operated with a simple flick of the small lever on the right-hand side of the chassis. They click into place immediately and felt very secure.
How spacious is the shopping basket on the Micralite GetGo?
There is a roomy shopping basket, which can hold up to 5kg, a pretty standard limit for a travel system. I managed to fit in 2 bags of shopping as well as a large pack of nappies when I visited the supermarket.
The basket can be zipped off for easy cleaning and has two separate compartments for storing smaller items, which is very handy.
What’s in the box?
- Pushchair box
- Chassis frame
- Vegan leather handle
- Retractable hood
- Seat unit
- Rain cover
- Carry strap
- Pads for harness
- Cup holder
- Carrycot box
- Carrycot frame
- Mattress liner
- Rain cover
- Adaptors to fit chassis
What additional accessories can you buy?
You can use the GetGo as a travel system with 2 compatible Silver Cross car seats – the Silver Cross Dream i-Size (£194.99 on Amazon) and Simplicity Plus (£139.95 on Amazon).
You can either purchase the car seats and car seat adapters (£30) separately, or you can buy a GetGo bundle with a carrycot, a car seat plus additional accessories.
What would you have liked to know before purchasing the Micralite GetGo?
Although the GetGo is billed as ‘the one that does it all’, it’s worth noting that for it to do so you must also purchase a car seat and adaptors and if you want to use it with a carrycot, that is also sold separately for an additional £150.
Does the Micralite GetGo offer good value for money?
Given how stylish the GetGo is, how easy it is to operate, its light yet sturdy design and excelling steering, I think it offers really good value for money and stands up against much pricier models in the market.
Where can I buy the Micralite GetGo?
It's available from directly from Micralite.
Light yet robust, nippy yet reliable, the Micralite GetGo is as much at home on city streets as it is on country lanes and cobbled roads. Easy to use, comfortable, quick to fold and effortless to push, the GetGo is a stylish buggy that offers brilliant value for money.
|Model||GetGo Travel System|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||H:89cm–105cm W:59cm L:72cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:38cm W:59cm L:76cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 5 years|
|Child weight||Up to 22kg|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Four-wheel suspension|